Bishop of Leicester is a single flower of white flushed purple and is very attractive to bees and butterflies. The bishop series of dahlias offer a superb range of colours. Dahlias will flower for all the summer as long as the dead heads are picked out. Start dahlias off in a protected/heated greenhouse or similar in January to March and plant out into the garden when the fear of frosts have passed. Protect young shoots from slug and pest damage.
Dahlias provide a huge amount of colour and can be lifted each year to overwinter for the following year. Visit tims tips dahlias on you tube for detailed growing instructions.
Tip: Pick of dead heads to ensure a season of flowers.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun, better in the warmer parts of the garden.
Soil type: Happy in all types of soil that are free draining.